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Tiebreaker

A random character assigned to a matchcode to prevent duplicate codes. This is important when matchcodes are derived from personal information such as addresses or zip codes in which repetitions are probable. A tiebreaker is also called a unique character.
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No.6 Baltimore owns the tiebreaker over the Dolphins, Colts and Titans, all of whom are 7-6.
Summary: Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen defended his chess world championship title by beating American challenger Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in rapid tiebreaker games Wednesday.
Kyrgios maintained his composure to keep pace with Cilic in the second, fighting off the only two break points of the match in the fifth game to force another tiebreaker.
How Aly Raisman Lost the All-Around Women's Bronze Medal on a Tiebreaker [SBN]
If that ends up tied, the next tiebreaker is head-to-head scoring and Eugene has a 57-54 edge heading into today's game.
After withstanding two break points in the second game of the third set by smoking two more aces, Roddick again elbowed his way into the tiebreaker.
You have to have a tiebreaker. You have to give potential customers a reason to say, "OK, that's the difference.
In that case, the three-way tiebreaker comes into play and Providence wins it for third place by virtue of more victories.
All three of their best-of-three-set encounters have gone the distance, with five tiebreakers in the nine sets played and an average total games make-up of 30.
Under the current liver allocation policy, liver patients are categorized into 4 urgency categories, with waiting time as a tiebreaker. Status 1 addresses cases of acute, fulminate liver failure; the new policy does not affect this category of patients.
With so many ways to write tiebreakers you can have fun experimenting.
Johansson had the first two opportunities, at 6-5 and 7-6 in the fifth-set tiebreakers, but Philippoussis fought him off.